Nick Markakis Is Already In Sarasota

Baltimore Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis wasn’t able to contribute in the team’s first postseason berth in 15 seasons. Markakis was sidelined with a broken thumb on September 8 against the Yankees and was seen standing alongside skipper Buck Showalter throughout the duration of the playoffs.

Eager to return and contribute, Markakis has already reported to the O’s spring training facility in Sarasota, Florida. According to MLB.com’s Brittany Ghiroli, Markakis is joined by Matt Wieters and Brian Roberts and are being overseen by Bowie Baysox manager Gary Kendall.

Wieters and Roberts live relatively close to Spring Training, but Markakis’ offseason home is in Monkton, Maryland.

Pitchers and catchers aren’t due to report for another month. It’s nice to see that the O’s are serious about getting back to the playoffs in 2013.

Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of BaltimoreSportsReport.com and host of the BSR Podcast. He's a loyal Orioles, Ravens and Capitals fan who is obsessed with baseball, loves traveling, In-N-Out Burger and Walt Disney World.

3 Comments

  1. spy

    January 10, 2013 at 8:42 am

    It doesn’t matter when you go to training camp , it matters who goes,,,,,,,,,,,,when will the true number one pitcher and big bat in the middle of the lineup show up ?

  2. Dude

    January 10, 2013 at 10:01 am

    bummer offseason, they have actually taken a step back with not replacing reynolds. with their confidence they built from last year, i feel they will be competitive, but it will be hard to duplicate the extra inning or one run game wins with this lineup. Man, all they had to do is pick up one or two guys to show the fans something… a big thumbs down.

    • spy

      January 11, 2013 at 10:16 am

      It’s been like this for fifteen years and has produced one winning season,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,how do they expect the fans to get excited,,,,,,,,,,,,,,same old O’s………………..